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Multiprocessing

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Terms you’ll need to understand:

  • Multiprocessing
  • Internal register
  • Network operating system (NOS)
  • Loose coupling
  • Tight coupling
  • High-level cache
  • Shared memory
  • Symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP)
  • Asymmetrical multiprocessing (ASMP)
  • Scalable system architecture
  • Coherent system
  • Spinlock mode
  • Microkernel architecture
  • Process programming
  • Multithreading
  • Bus snooping
  • Massively parallel processing (MPP)
  • Overhead
  • Latency
  • Determinism
  • Skew
  • Steppings
  • Bit ratings

Techniques you’ll need to master:

  • Increasing the overall processing power of a single node
  • Allocating resources
  • Increasing the overall processing power of a system
  • Differentiating between level 2 and level 3 cache
  • Using multiple threads
  • Flushing the cache
  • Configuring network operating systems
  • Preventing the system bus from becoming a bottleneck
  • Determining the bit rating of a specified processor
  • Tuning a server network’s performance

Introduction

Server+ Exam Objective 1.12 states that the test taker should know the features, advantages, and disadvantages of multiprocessing. This information includes knowledge about:

  • Unix
  • OS/2
  • Windows NT/2000/XP
  • Program kernel
  • Xeon
  • Pentium
  • Node
  • Embedded space
  • Linux
  • System bus
  • Feedback loop
  • Digital content creation (DCC)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Windows on Windows 64 (WOW64) x86
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